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Brian's Comment
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Since this site is a great help and great members I have a question on the High Road Training Program. Which sections are needed for the permit?

I know the tests consist of Combination, Air Brakes, and General Knowledge. So, I'm trying to go through the sections I need to focus on.

Any help will be appreciated!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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Don't forget to do endorsements also. There's no reason not to. Most of them are short and pretty easy. We suggest you take care of them now so you won't have to do it in the future. It's not easy to study for endorsements when you're on the road.

Here's a list of sections you need to study:

Rules & Regulations

Driving Safely

Transporting Cargo Safely

Air Brakes

Combination Vehicles

Pre-Trip Inspection

Driving Exam

Logbook

Weight & Balance (Make sure you have this entire section memorized. It's critical and used everyday in trucking.)

These are the sections for the endorsements:

Transporting Passengers

Doubles & Triples

Tankers

Hazardous Materials

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

Combination Vehicle:

A vehicle with two separate parts - the power unit (tractor) and the trailer. Tractor-trailers are considered combination vehicles.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Brian's Comment
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Don't forget to do endorsements also. There's no reason not to. Most of them are short and pretty easy. We suggest you take care of them now so you won't have to do it in the future. It's not easy to study for endorsements when you're on the road.

Here's a list of sections you need to study:

Rules & Regulations

Driving Safely

Transporting Cargo Safely

Air Brakes

Combination Vehicles

Pre-Trip Inspection

Driving Exam

Logbook

Weight & Balance (Make sure you have this entire section memorized. It's critical and used everyday in trucking.)

These are the sections for the endorsements:

Transporting Passengers

Doubles & Triples

Tankers

Hazardous Materials

Hey Thanks!

The only thing I have to say about endorsements is I'm trying to focus on getting my permit, first.

I've been studying for awhile, and working. Right now the plan is to get permit, a couple weeks later the endorsements. I'll be starting a CDL School at a community college in January.

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

Combination Vehicle:

A vehicle with two separate parts - the power unit (tractor) and the trailer. Tractor-trailers are considered combination vehicles.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Sounds like a plan. Just don't abandon those endorsements. I'm not exaggerating, those endorsements are kindergarden easy. You can probably study for three days on them and get them all (besides hazmat). Hazmat is much more difficult than the others.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brian's Comment
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Sounds like a plan. Just don't abandon those endorsements. I'm not exaggerating, those endorsements are kindergarden easy. You can probably study for three days on them and get them all (besides hazmat). Hazmat is much more difficult than the others.

For sure, they're worth the money in the long run!

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tom V.'s Comment
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Hey folks,

Thank you for the updates, I was following this on another post. But the plan is just about the same for me as is Brian's.

I want to pass the exam for the minimum requirements of a class A (I'm out of a job and prittnear out of cash). And would it behoove me to study the OHIO CDL Manual as well?

Thanks

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Sounds like a plan. Just don't abandon those endorsements. I'm not exaggerating, those endorsements are kindergarden easy. You can probably study for three days on them and get them all (besides hazmat). Hazmat is much more difficult than the others.

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For sure, they're worth the money in the long run!

The only one that costs money is the hazmat because of the federal background check. Passenger, tankers, doubles & triples don't cost a dime.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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Hey folks,

Thank you for the updates, I was following this on another post. But the plan is just about the same for me as is Brian's.

I want to pass the exam for the minimum requirements of a class A (I'm out of a job and prittnear out of cash). And would it behoove me to study the OHIO CDL Manual as well?

Thanks

You really don't need to. If you study the High Road training program you WILL pass your tests. The program is taken straight out of the CDL manuals. The information you'll find in the book is the same as the information in the manual. With the manual, all the information is kinda scattered and difficult to organize. With the High Road training program all the information is organized and after you read about it you take tests.

I took the High Road Training Program for my permit well over a year ago. I never opened the CA CDL manual. I got like 1 or 2 wrong spread across all three sections. Aced them all. The employee said he rarely sees anyone do that well. With the permit I also took Passenger, Tanker, and doubles & triples endorsement all at the same time. Yep, I took 6 tests all at once - it was like 200 questions. Passed easily on everything.

I'm not trying to brag or anything. This is just my testimony to the High Road Training Program. I used it to get my CDL and I never opened my states manual.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Tom V.'s Comment
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I took the High Road Training Program for my permit well over a year ago. I never opened the CA CDL manual.

I'm not trying to brag or anything. This is just my testimony to the High Road Training Program. I used it to get my CDL and I never opened my states manual.

Thanks Dan,

Passing with scores like that earns you bragging rights. I've been studying the High road training program. It is very comprehensive and drives the lesson home <-- ha, no pun intended.

I am moving right along.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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I took the High Road Training Program for my permit well over a year ago. I never opened the CA CDL manual.

I'm not trying to brag or anything. This is just my testimony to the High Road Training Program. I used it to get my CDL and I never opened my states manual.

double-quotes-end.png

Thanks Dan,

Passing with scores like that earns you bragging rights. I've been studying the High road training program. It is very comprehensive and drives the lesson home <-- ha, no pun intended.

I am moving right along.

You'll do just fine as long as you study. Keep us updated!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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